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Why you need a Grammar Test

If you’re hiring for a position requiring good written English language communication skills, then our Grammar Test is exactly what you need to ensure your job applicants have what it takes before you employ them. It’s fast, efficient and will give you confidence to make a smarter hiring decision. Or do you want to re-train your existing employees? Develop them with the relevant grammar skills they need to improve their day-to-day work.

Download our Grammar Test FactFile for further information.

Overview of Test

The test is designed to assess an individual’s ability to recognise and utilise correct grammatical form. Candidates are presented with a variety of question styles including true or false statements and multiple choice questions. The fundamental level tests a candidate’s ability to create a sentence and spot errors. At core and professional levels, the difficulty of the grammar questions is increased by raising the complexity and rarity of the grammatical errors.

Recommended Applications:

Persons who have to demonstrate an ability to recognise and utilise correct grammatical form in their writing.

Complementary Tests

As well as our Grammar Test, there are several complementary tests that come under the Literacy Skills Tests module:

Difficulty Levels Available:

Fundamental test level

Required to understand the principles of grammar & demonstrate they are able to effectively communicate in written form. A candidate taking the Fundamental level of a test is expected to have subject knowledge aligned to a foundation level GCSE graduate.

Core test level

Required to understand the principles of correct grammatical form & that they are able to recognise the correct word usage to complete phrases & form complex sentences. A candidate taking the Core level of a test is expected to have subject knowledge aligned to a higher level GCSE graduate.

Professional test level

Required to understand advanced grammatical constructs such as mixed past, present & future tenses. This test builds on Core by increasing the legibility of the sentences & increasing the complexity of the vocabulary used. A candidate taking the Professional level of a test is expected to have subject knowledge aligned to an A-Level graduate.


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English Grammar Test FactFile


Key Skills Measured:
  • Communication Skills
  • British English
  • Articulation
  • Reasoning
Test Detail:
  • 30 Questions presented
  • 15 Minutes to allowed to complete
  • 12 Minutes average completion time
  • Practice test available
  • Randomised presentation and delivery
Complementary Tests:

Grammar Test Sample Question

Please complete the following sentence:
“My husband called whilst I was at work, so ______ , I was excited to tell him that I’d just been given a promotion.”


Grammar Test sample question
Grammar test sample report

English Grammar Test Sample Report

Sample Grammar Test (core) report to get a feel for the type of analysis you can receive from a candidate taking this test.

Report clearly shows the candidate’s percentage score, as well as giving them a percentile score against others in your organisation and worldwide.

Require bespoke adjustments to these tests?

All assessments can be adjusted to meet your specific needs. Bespoke activities often include the addition of organisation specific questions relating to specific software, company policies and procedures as well as the removal of questions if required.

To find out more about our bespoke assessments, click here.

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